What is CONVERGENCE 2012

Convergence 2012 is a novel by Robert R. Ricks. He started writing it September of 2009. He had five days of odd dreams that made some fairly abstract connections between various myths and aliens. In the dreams he dreamed of the beautiful Xanari as well as Kuthanaga.

Each day he would awake and say, "Wow what a crazy dream."

He figured the dreams would simply fade into oblivion as many dreams do... They did not. In fact, the dreams became more vivid and detailed. He decided to write a story and that is how Convergence 2012 was born. The follow up novels are "2013 Aftermath" and "2014 the Truth"

STORY DESCRIPTION:
It's 2011 and as the world inches closer to the 2012 Convergence, Tim Christenson, an addicted street thug attempts to rob the wrong man... Forced into a journey of epic consequences by the enigmatic Kuthanaga, Tim learns of the devastating fate in store for all of humanity and must come to terms with the sins of his past. Kuthanaga claims he will save one billion humans. The only problem: There's nearly seven billion on the planet.

DID YOU KNOW?
Many odd things occurred while Rob was writing Convergence 2012. We'll be vague here so as not to introduce any spoilers.

Some examples are:
He decided on the title Convergence 2012 and hoped he'd be able to get a domain name that was close to the title but figured there was no way he'd get the exact title he wanted... Imagine his surprise when he found "convergence2012.com" available! (Additionally, 2013aftermath.com and 2014thtruth.com were as well...)

Locations he picked for some of the 'exotic' locations turn up in some of Edgar Casey's predictions...

When picking random locations blindly for the story Rob came across a few that worked out well (better than he had hoped really) and was introduced to Canadian Native American Indians known as Kitigan Zibi and their legends of seven prophets, seven fires which worked well as a back-story.

The names of some of the character races turned out to be similar to actual races... For example Annukai and Anunnaki.

When trying to figure out if something was scientifically plausible in the story, Rob had a TV on in the background. Something caught his attention and he started watching as it showed a new discovery of what happens when stars dies and the explanation seemed to answer his question.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Robert Ricks was born August 29th 1971 on a US Army base in Seoul Korea.

He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Hawaii.

While in Hawaii he became a voracious reader of Fantasy and Sci-Fi with early favorites being the Nine Princes in Amber series as well as the Elric saga.

As a senior in High school he wrote his first novel entitled "The GodKill" (which has yet to be published.) He would start and stop other stories over the next 21 years.

To date he has over twenty novels in various stages of development(2013 Aftermath, 2014 the Truth Angelic Revelations, Infernal Justice, The POET, The Harbinger, Asian Vampire Kitan, Choices, Tatted Soul, Shattered Saint, Brother's Keeper and Beneath the Park to name just a few).

Ricks has earned his living as a designer building websites, and marketing material. He created and developed and self-published a CCG (Collectible Card Game) entitled the STREET WARriorS in 2004.

He began writing again full force mid 2009 after having a series of surreal dreams that wouldn't leave him alone (truth be told he has dreams more now than then). He decided to write CONVERGENCE 2012.

He is married and has three children, a dog, a cat, a bird, a ferrit and two rabbits. He currently lives in Utah


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